Do You Have What it Takes?
High School Prerequisites
- One year of Algebra, Chemistry, and Biology.
- If you are deficient in any of these courses, we will accept one semester at the college level.
- GPA minimum 2.5 at high school level based on a 4.0 scale.
- English Composition I, Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology I and II and a Humanities course.
- All of the prerequisite courses must be passed with a "C" grade or better.
- GPA minimum 2.70 at college level based on a 4.0 scale.
- A departmental minimum score of 19 on ACT, or SAT equivalent, is required.
Admission to the Dental Hygiene Program
- Admission into the dental hygiene program is competitive. The final deadline is January 15th. Interviews are conducted in the spring prior to the fall semester of application. Any application received after January 15th will not be considered.
- Two degree programs are offered by the Department of Dental Hygiene: The Associate of Applied Science and the Bachelor of Science/Degree Completion. The Bachelor of Science/Degree Completion may serve as a foundation for further study.
- Graduates of the Dental Hygiene program are eligible for the National Dental Hygiene Board Examination and Regional/State Board Examinations throughout the country.
- A student must be accepted into the University before applying to the Dental Hygiene program. Admission into the Dental Hygiene program is required prior to enrolling in any Dental Hygiene (DHYG) courses.
- NOTE: Acceptance into the University does not ensure acceptance into the Dental Hygiene program. Following notification of acceptance to the University by the Office of Admissions and Records, the prospective dental hygiene applicant's admission material will be evaluated by the Dental Hygiene Admissions Committee. Dental Hygiene applicants will be informed of their acceptance or rejection by the Admissions Committee.
The Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (and has been granted the accreditation status of "approval without reporting requirements"). The Commission is a specialized accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education. The Commission on Dental Accreditation can be contacted at (312) 440-4653 or at 211 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611.